A record-breaking 688 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block during Leake’s three-day Tulsa sale, June 5–7. When the final hammer dropped on Sunday, 74% of the vehicles were sold, and sales totaled $11.7m. A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL were the top sellers at $165,000 each.
On Saturday, the James C. Leake Award was presented to Margaret Dunning posthumously for her dedication and contribution to the collector car community. Margaret passed away at the age of Read More
A 1986 Chevrolet Camaro drag racer headlines Leake’s June 5-7 sale in Tulsa, OK. The no-expense-spared build features a 738-ci 2,500-hp Scott Shafiroff racing engine, direct-port nitrous injection, and a whole lot more. View all the consignments here.
This ’32 Ford street rod — one of the last cars built by the late Boyd Coddington’s legendary California shop — comes to market this weekend at Russo and Steele in Newport Beach, CA. The sale runs June 5-7. The car rides on a complete Boyd custom hand-made chassis, and the hand-formed steel body is by Marcel’s Custom Metal Shaping. Main design cues include special elongated hood and side panels, custom fenders, and a lift top. Power comes Read More
The Gunnison Car Club has selected ACC Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for “dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition.” Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21-23 in Gunnison, CO.
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Motostalgia’s 2015 Brickyard Auction takes place June 12 in Indianapolis, IN. Click here to get your free pocket catalog. Big-money headliners include a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible “Supernova” racer (Motostalgia estimate: $330k–$375k), a 1969 Shelby GT500 ($110k–$130k), and a no-reserve 1932 Cadillac V12 Convertible Victoria from The Barn-Find Collection of Texas ($285k–$350k).
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A drop-top 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 will rumble across the block at Russo and Steele’s June 5-7 sale in Newport Beach, CA. Other important American consignments include a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible, a 1966 Shelby GT350 H, and a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
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The Auburn Auction Park’s main arena will come alive May 7–9 with nearly 500 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars and hot rods. Leading the star cars is a well-equipped and immaculately restored 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T. Striking in Lemon Twist and powered by a fearsome 426-ci “Street Hemi” V8 engine producing 425 hp, this exceptional Hemi Challenger is believed to be just one of 11 examples featuring the extremely rare and desirable N96 Shaker Hood option and Read More
A 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with 4-speed and Marti Report rumbles to the auction block this weekend in Texas at Vicari’s “Cruisin’ Nocona” sale, May 7–9. Other can’t-miss highlights include a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A with 340 Six Pack and pistol-grip 4-speed and a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in the unusual color of Saffron.
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RM Sotheby’s brings a top-tier selection of ground-pounding American iron to market on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Andrews Collection highlights include a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil racer (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $2m-$2.75m), a 2000 Buick Blackhawk factory custom ($300k–$450k), and a fully functional 1965 Chevrolet Corvette demonstration stand (pictured, $1m–$1.4m).
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Publisher Martin returns as emcee of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, running May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. Martin will announce both the car awards and the wooden boat awards. This is his seventh year as emcee of this event. For more details, visit keels-wheels.com.